Draft EPA Staff Paper Recommends Retaining 2015 Federal Ozone Limits

April 29, 2022
EPA staff is again recommending that the agency retain its ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) at levels set in 2015 and retained in 2020 by the Trump administration, according to a review of largely the same science gathered for the Trump-era decision, but health advocates are already criticizing the draft advice as too weak. In its draft policy assessment (PA) released April 28, EPA staff finds again that it is appropriate to retain both the “primary” standard of...

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